Tribunal sacks Osun PDP lawmaker, orders rerun

The election that brought Awoyeye Jeremiah, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for Ife Central State Constituency has been nullified.

The election was nullified by the National and State Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo on Saturday.

The tribunal, in its unanimous judgment read by Justice V. O. Eboreime who led the 3-man panel, comprising of Justices, Habibu Mika’ilu and Clara Kataps also ordered a rerun in 26 polling units of Ife-central State constituency.

The tribunal also held that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, erred in declaring Awoyeye Jeremiah winner.

“INEC did not conduct the election in compliance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 as amended, Regulations and Guidelines for the Conduct of Elections and the Manual for Election,” it held.

Adejobi Johnson, the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for Ife Central State Constituency, had after the March 18 election, dragged the Respondents before the election tribunal.

Adejobi also asked the court to nullify the declaration and return made by INEC.

Counsel to INEC,.Awoyeye and the PDP said the judgment would be appealed

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